UPDATE: Police in Charles County Release Name of 19-Year-Old Homicide Victim

March 24, 2016

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3/24/2016 @ 3:45 p.m.: Charles County Sheriff’s detectives have identified the victim of the homicide that occurred on March 23 as Thomas Elijah Tibbs, 19, of Waldorf.

Tibbs and an acquaintance – a 21-year-old male – were shot in the 2500 block of Gittings Court in Waldorf after a possible altercation with the suspect.

They were transported to hospitals where Tibbs was pronounced deceased and the other victim was treated for an injury that was not life-threatening.

Detectives are looking into the possibility the suspect fled in a black car.

Investigators are working on leads and ask anyone with information to call Detective J. Austin at (301) 609-6504.

Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Charles County Crime Solvers by calling 1-866-411-TIPS, texting CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submitting tips online at tipsubmit.com. The investigation is continuing.


3/23/16 @ 11:05 p.m.: On March 23 at 6:15 p.m., officers from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2500 block of Gittings Court in Waldorf for the report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, officers located two males with gunshot wounds. One victim, 19, was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The second victim, 21, was treated at a hospital for an injury that was not life-threatening.

Investigators are looking into the possibility there was an altercation just prior to the shooting and the suspect may have fled in a car.

Investigators are working on leads and ask anyone with information to call Det. J. Austin at (301) 609-6504. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or text CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submit tips online at tipsubmit.com.

Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

3/23/16 @9:00 p.m. OFFICIAL POLICE STATEMENT: Officers responded to the 2500 block of Gittings Court in Waldorf earlier this evening for the report of a shooting.

When they arrived, officers found two adult males with gunshot wounds. One victim was flown to a hospital with serious injuries. The other victim was transported to a hospital with a non life-threatening injury.

Detectives are looking into the possibility there was an altercation prior to the shooting and the suspect (s) may have fled in a car.

No further on the vehicle description.

Investigators are working on leads and ask anyone with information to call (301) 932-2222. Tipsters wishing to remain anonymous may contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS or text CHARLES + the tip to CRIMES (274637) or submit tips online at tipsubmit.com. Crime Solvers is offering a cash reward for information leading to an arrest and indictment in this case.

3/23/16 @ 8:45 p.m.: On Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at approximately 6:15 p.m deputies from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office responded to the 2500 block of Gittings Court, in the Bannister neighborhood, of Waldorf, after residents called police after hearing gun shots.

Police arrived on scene to find two men in their late teens/early 20’s who had both sustained gunshot wounds.

As a result of their injuries, one of the men was flown to an area trauma center with serious injuries, and the other was wounded in the buttocks, and transported to a local hospital by ambulance, with nonlife-threatening injuries.

Early reports suggest an argument may have preceded the shootings.

Police believe the gunman fled the area in a vehicle.

Police are still on the scene, and are in the process of interviewing witnesses and collecting evidence.

3/23/16: Detectives from the Charles County Sheriff’s Office are on the scene of a double shooting in Waldorf.

Police responded to the 2500 block of Gittings Court, in Waldorf and found two adult males suffering from gunshot wounds.

Their injuries are reported to be serious.

SMNEWSNET will provide details as they become available.

Detectives are actively working leads in today’s shooting.

Call 301-932-2222 or Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS. Cash reward.

89 Responses to UPDATE: Police in Charles County Release Name of 19-Year-Old Homicide Victim

  1. Anonymous on March 23, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    A shooting in Waldorf? No way.

  2. Anonymous on March 23, 2016 at 8:53 pm

    I guess I was way too naive to figure when we elected a black sheriff it would slow the violence down. Dumb me….

    • #js on March 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      You sound so stupid

      • Cheryl on March 24, 2016 at 6:18 am

        Says the person with a hash tag in their name.

    • e on March 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      That’s the dumbest thing I’ve heard all day. What, do you think he has magical black powers? “Stop the violence everyone, I’m black”. SMH.

    • Anonymous on March 23, 2016 at 10:21 pm

      Go away Capt Wideload. No one misses you or that terrible 8 years you were there.

    • Anonymous on March 23, 2016 at 10:23 pm

      the color of the sherrif has no impact on crimi
      nals I for 1 think he doing a good job

      • Cheryl on March 24, 2016 at 6:19 am

        Sheriff*

    • Keepin It Real on March 23, 2016 at 11:12 pm

      He’ll come back at some point and claim he was being sarcastic.

    • Anonymous on March 23, 2016 at 11:31 pm

      What does electing any black person into any level of government have to do with cutting violence? That’s ignorant.

      • AliceW on March 24, 2016 at 6:30 am

        Right, Baltimore is a shinning example of that fallacy!

    • DeathIsDeath on March 24, 2016 at 12:03 am

      You didn’t even have to use the word naive, we knew that when we read the rest of your sentence.

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 12:04 am

      Yes u a dumbas

      • Cheryl on March 24, 2016 at 6:20 am

        Coming from someone who can’t speak English.

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 7:05 am

      What black Sheriff got to do it dumbass

      • Rufus on March 24, 2016 at 8:07 am

        You be talking ebonics

      • Dark Knight on March 24, 2016 at 8:09 am

        Wait what?

  3. e on March 23, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    I’m not sure if it had anything to do with the house there on the corner but the tape was in their yard. They always had people out there hanging out and drinking.

    • Anonymous on March 23, 2016 at 9:13 pm

      I was just saying the same thing people always hanging out there. This neighborhood has always got something going on I hope the rent goes up and the house values go up or something price some of this headache out of here.

      • Doris Lobrandon on March 23, 2016 at 10:03 pm

        I agree

      • AliceW on March 24, 2016 at 6:35 am

        How many houses are section 8? Jumping the rent just loads down the taxpayer. They are tired of funding violence while they have to work.

        • WWW on March 24, 2016 at 9:45 am

          Why it have to be a Section 8….The house is owned by a very nice hard working man.

          • Anonymous on March 25, 2016 at 4:34 pm

            Then he should run off the bad element hanging around his home!

      • waldorfisghetto on March 24, 2016 at 11:24 am

        House values go up in Bannister? Good luck with that.

    • RD on March 23, 2016 at 9:34 pm

      Everyday 24/7

  4. Anonymous on March 23, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    I was raised in that neighborhood and it has gone downhill in the past 20 years. Things really need to change.

  5. CURTIS DECENDANT on March 23, 2016 at 11:14 pm

    Here we go…. Everyone is so quick to bring up race!
    It’s been a bad neighborhood, half the crap that goes down doesn’t get publicly reported!!!
    I lived there and unless they do renovations that old ass block is not raising any rent or house value.
    So your best bet is to move or deal with it!
    No sense in complaining about something if YOU DONT CHANGE IT!
    You all made a decision to live there and you have to make a decision to leave like I did, or deal with it!!!!

    • DeathIsDeath on March 24, 2016 at 12:10 am

      Well put!!!!!

    • Keepin It Real on March 24, 2016 at 12:22 am

      One person brought up race. Wait, make that two now that you did it as well.

      • Helpmecuzz on March 24, 2016 at 8:08 am

        Said the Race baiter

        • Keepin It Real on March 24, 2016 at 10:35 am

          Never done it. Other people imitating me on here? All the time. Not my problem though.

        • T_Other_Side on March 24, 2016 at 10:56 am

          What is a “Race baiter” ? is that like a reveroon Jesse or Al Sharpton? Oh it’s a reveroon.

    • Advising the Simpletons on March 24, 2016 at 12:22 pm

      well, dear Curtis, some of us are trying to leave but since the area is so undesirable (can’t imagine WHY!), we have to stick it out until the housing prices rise or face buying a new home elsewhere after taking a loss on the one we are selling.

  6. Anonymous on March 23, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    This is not a time to be a smart ass really! A young man loss his life #RIPTYSON he did not ask to be killed and he didn’t have a gun! The family needs support not people being judgmental

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 4:03 am

      #RIPTYSON. YOu are so right people are so quick to judge and don’t know anything about what happened that’s the problem with society today! What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? They are quick to judge because they seen allot of people hanging out at the house on the corner. Smh the nerve of some people like Curtis said move then don’t complain

      • Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 10:17 am

        No, the problem with society these days is what used to be 2 people fighting with their hands turned into a bunch of wussies that pull a gun and think it makes them a man. If everyone would just keep their hands to themselves and walk away when situations get tense most of these situations would end with 2 people silently hating each other but both of them would still have their life. I am all for gun ownership but if you are a person that angers easily and isn’t man enough to take a but whooping then you might want to consider not owning a gun. Look at this outcome, one man dead and another ruined his life and became a murderer.

    • Roger on March 24, 2016 at 4:26 am

      Should we be praying for them too?

    • Cheryl on March 24, 2016 at 6:15 am

      Lost*

    • waldorfisghetto on March 24, 2016 at 11:26 am

      In the words of Clint Eastwood “Maybe he should have armed himself”.

  7. Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 5:41 am

    Hood rats shooting hood rats. No big deal; hopefully they will kill each other off.

    • Dark Knight on March 24, 2016 at 8:08 am

      Sounds like you need to be purged from the gene pool too. Heartless idiot.

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 9:46 am

      you need a nuk dropped right on your porch you trash scum on a poison pond, this is the type of crud that is really in Waldorf we walk pass like every day SMFH

      • Keepin It Real on March 24, 2016 at 12:56 pm

        So your mad that he suggested they kill each other off, yet you wish he would be killed. Awesome logic.

      • Cheryl on March 24, 2016 at 1:23 pm

        nuke*

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 3:48 pm

      I really wish they had a LIKE button like Facebook… cause I would hit that Like Button!

  8. Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 6:48 am

    Animals.

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 8:17 am

      Exactly. We need to eradicate all of the vermin hood rats in Southern Maryland.

  9. Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 7:44 am

    Thank God someonsomeone said it wtf is wrong with y’all…. …Nona……..

    Rip

    • Cheryl on March 24, 2016 at 8:06 am

      Someone*

  10. Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Why don’t you all get off the government tit and get a job. Then you can move out of section 8 housing and get away from all this trash.

    • e on March 24, 2016 at 12:29 pm

      All of southern maryland is filled with white trash. I’m sure you have no problem with them though. Because they work hard between crack rocks.

      • MDIsAGhetto on March 24, 2016 at 7:04 pm

        Really? Where? I can’t see them because of all the darkness. Shine, shine shine the light.

      • Roger on March 25, 2016 at 5:15 am

        Who said anything about black or white??

  11. Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Why don’t you all get off the government tit and get a job. Then you can move out of section 8 housing and get away from the trash

    • Rick on March 24, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Maybe you should take your own advice and leave too. Either that or go back to school.

    • Skyy82 on March 25, 2016 at 3:37 pm

      You think because someone is on section 8 they don’t have jobs. There are a lot of people that work hard and are on section 8 because the jobs are now allowed to pay little to nothing and some of them are very places that you shop or frequent. Smh. But hey it is what it is right .

  12. D on March 24, 2016 at 10:52 am

    What the hell is wrong with you people weather if it was ghetto ass hoodrat Thug or a white trailer park trash someone lost their life and no one deserves to die you guys are sitting here, judging other people’s life and don’t know s*** about them if you’re so tired of your community what are you doing to make a positive impact

    • waldorfisghetto on March 24, 2016 at 11:27 am

      Hooked on Phonic’s? Or should I say U b hookd on dem foniks?

      • Brian on March 24, 2016 at 2:54 pm

        Maybe he really talks without pause or even taking a breath! LOL Does the capital T on “thug” make it more significant than “ghetto ass hoodrat” or “white trailer park trash”?

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 11:29 am

      It’s whether, not weather. How did people get through school not knowing how to spell?

      • MDIsAGhetto on March 24, 2016 at 7:08 pm

        No kid left behind act. Well that and most teachers are afraid of getting their ass kicked by the student and/or rat parent (singular because baby daddy is long gone)

        • Richard Bahlzach on March 25, 2016 at 8:48 am

          Erry budy ges a trofy :)

        • Brian on March 29, 2016 at 6:42 am

          A “kid” is a small goat. It is the “No Child Left Behind Act”. Maybe it is the mentality like yours that makes these plans not work?

    • Cheryl on March 24, 2016 at 12:18 pm

      Whether*

    • Anonymous on March 25, 2016 at 4:40 pm

      Periods would be nice.

  13. Blacklivesmatterjustnotasmuch on March 24, 2016 at 11:49 am

    I heard waldorf is turning to crap because all the poor blacks are moving into section 8 housing and ruining it with the drugs guns and violence. This seems to be happening in alot of good towns across America. This is why I will enjoy my gated community that is basically segregated from the darkness and yes I do mean that in both ways hahaha.

    • e on March 24, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Good. I like it when racists self-segregate.

    • MDIsAGhetto on March 24, 2016 at 7:10 pm

      “Is”?? Where have you been the past 25 or so years? It is so full that the overflow fills St. Mary’s county

  14. Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    This is someone’s family you’re talking about. Have some respect.

    • Brian on March 29, 2016 at 6:44 am

      The way that works is if respect is given it is returned. It is the first street that was never completed in this roadmap.

  15. A Concerned Mother on March 24, 2016 at 2:15 pm

    None of you get it. Stop with the hate & the racism! A young man lost his life!!!!! A mother lost her son (which may be her only son). Have a heart people! One day it may be your own child. We all do not live right by God, so stop judging other people. God Bless the family of this young man. Let’s help our youth instead of bashing them. I can’t deal with you ignorant people.

    • Keepin It Real on March 24, 2016 at 5:05 pm

      Then you and your god can hit the bricks. Bye.

    • MDIsAGhetto on March 24, 2016 at 7:15 pm

      It could only be my son if he gets caught in the crossfire of the thuggy wanna-be’s. My son doesn’t sell drugs nor walk around sagging his pants near his ankles. He doesn’t rob people nor does he even carry a gun. My child has morals. He values life, both his and others. He has manners. So thank you for your concern but I only worry about him when he has to be around Waldorf especially after dark.

    • Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 8:09 pm

      Explain how you would help them. The way I see it, a lot of these young people have no motivation to work…they get government handouts and get to sit and enjoy the fruits of the taxpayer’s labor. If they grew up in this type of household, it’s all they know. Why change a good thing?

  16. kathy on March 24, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    I thought there was a movement stating “Black Lives Matter”. Doesn’t that also apply among each other? Or just when there is a altercation between a Black person and a cop? Just asking because crime among blacks in every neighborhood hasn’t slowed down.

    • William Sanders on March 25, 2016 at 8:21 am

      White on white crime is a lot worst than black on black. Both are issues in our country. What’s wrong with Black Lives Matter focusing on an obvious issue?

  17. Anonymous on March 24, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Who cares

  18. Blue on March 24, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    And what’s worse is that Somd News Net is enabling people to be nasty by allowing them to comment on articles. They do it to gain a large following because unfortunately drama sells.

    • Keepin It Real on March 25, 2016 at 1:35 am

      It bothers you THAT much, yet you can’t bring yourself to not read them. Right……

  19. Keep it real on March 24, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    #blacklivesDONTmatter2ganstaGhettopPPL. Change your culture ,to something civilized and stop hating on Uncle Toms, cause they are civilized and educated, while you denigrate them, you pull yourself and children away from having a good future; this is what white-trailer-trash/rednecks have been doing for 100yrs, do you really want black culture to be like them?, being proud of being ignorant/stupid isn’t something I’d pride myself/children on!, but it has fully engulfed black culture and will ruin at least a 3rd and 4th generation of Blacks before something even begins to change. They have all but segregated themselves from whites. This the UNITED States of America, not the Independent by choice Black and White America, the blacks that percipatate this a positive are only giving the segregationist of the late nineteenth and early to mid 20th Century creedence, a highly stupid group of people that were also loud and passed grand ignorance for generations.

    • Keepin It Real on March 24, 2016 at 10:53 pm

      The fact that you bothered to type all that out thinking anyone would actually read it is sad.

      • Anonymous on March 25, 2016 at 4:49 pm

        Yet, you read it. So, why is it sad?

        • Keepin It Real on March 25, 2016 at 5:49 pm

          No I didn’t, hence why I said no one would read it. You ride the short bus much?

          • Vader on March 28, 2016 at 9:08 am

            I read it. Should I apologize or something?

          • Keepin It Real on March 28, 2016 at 3:48 pm

            You can go take a long walk off a short pier, no one would care either way.

  20. Allweneedislove on March 25, 2016 at 12:56 am

    After reading all of the hateful ignorant comments on here, I must say for the first time in my whole life I am ashamed to be a part of Southern Maryland. All of you nasty hateful people need love in your heart again. We as a community will never become united until we learn to love again and end the hate!! RIP to the young man who lost his life my prayer are with his family.

    • Keepin It Real on March 25, 2016 at 3:56 pm

      Go hug a tree you hippy.

  21. Gravedigger72 on March 25, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Ever since the interest only housing loans started around 2005, Waldorf and Charles County has had a big influx of people coming down here from P.G. County and Washington, D.C.. A lot came to get away from the violence of those areas. Unfortunately they brought the crime with them in the form of their relatives and yes even their own children. That is around the time that I moved out of Waldorf and went South here in the county. It has really gotten so bad in Waldorf that we will not even go to the Mall or the restaurants. It is a shame to be like this but, I like to live in an area where neighbors get along. No loud music, no wild parties, no trouble where to park in your own neighborhood and having your kids grow up without them saying Motherf%$#er every other word. If people would raise their children correctly then we would have less problems and more respect for each other.

    • Why the ignorance on March 28, 2016 at 7:18 pm

      Wow..what part of Waldorf do you all live in. I live in a nice neighborhood. Mainly diverse. All of the hate is unbelievable. It’s violence everywhere. It doesn’t matter what color you are. It’s all different races being charged with crimes on this website. Not only black people. It’s funny that someone made a comment that my son don’t wear saggy pants or carry a gun so they are good. People are shot at work, at the movies, driving, walking so that statement is ignorant. For the record, I have a great job and I’m not on section 8. SMH AT ALL THE IGNORANCE!!!